New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas has been a menace for opposing defenses ever since entering the league in 2016. Just last year, Thomas led the NFL in receptions with 125 and tallied 9 receiving touchdowns to go along with 1,405 yards.
If there's any receiver worthy of a pay raise, it's Thomas, and he may be on the verge of getting one. Reports have surfaced stating that the Saints and the All-Pro wideout have discussed a new contract.
Saints have had "some conversations" with Michael Thomas on new deal https://t.co/H95sr6oRB2— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 17, 2019
Thomas is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and is set to make a base salary of $1.6 million, ranking him as the 95th highest paid wideout heading into 2019. Considering the absurd amount of production that Thomas has tallied during his time in the league, it goes without saying that the Saints have been getting a complete bargain.
No reports have indicated what kind of deal the former Ohio State Buckeye could be getting in the coming months, but it's safe to say he'll likely shoot into the upper echelon of wide receiver contracts.
In theory, the Saints could use some of this extra cap space for a Michael Thomas deal, considering his current 2019 cap number is (wipes glasses 12 times) $1.6M.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) June 17, 2019
Could Thomas end up being the highest paid wideout in the NFL in a few weeks? It's definitely a possibility. But one thing is for certain, he deserves more money than what he's set to make in 2019, and the Saints would be foolish not to reward him with a pay bump.